Keeping Ourselves Safe resources for Junior primary

Keeping Ourselves Safe resources for Junior primary

Date Published: 
April 2018

Note: These resources were revised in October 2020. If your school still needs the old resources for any reason, please contact your School Community Officer.

The learning activities in Keeping Ourselves Safe are arranged in focus areas. Research suggests that an effective programme should include learning experiences from each of the focus areas.

All focus areas on this page were updated in 2020.

Focus area 1: I am unique, He taonga ahau

For safety reasons students need to know their name, where they live, and the names of the people they live with. When they can verbalise their feelings confidently, they can report times when they feel safe and unsafe. 

Focus area 2: My body is my own, Nōku tōku tinana 

Students understand the names of body parts and that no one should touch their genitals unless it is for health reasons. They consider touch that they like, touch that hurts and touch that is confusing. 

Focus area 3: Unwanted behaviour and touch, Kore e hiahitia te whanonga me te pā kino

Students need to be able to say “no” confidently, move away, and report what has happened. They learn the difference between good secrets and bad secrets and know how to tell.

Focus area 4: Adults who help, Ngā kaiāwhina pakeke

Students learn who they can trust to help them. Together with the people they live, with students develop safety rules and strategies to help them keep safe.